lateral aberration


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to lateral aberration: optical aberration

lat·er·al ab·er·ra·tion

in spheric aberration, the distance between paraxial focus of central rays on the optic axis.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

lat·er·al ab·er·ra·tion

(lat'ĕr-ăl ab'ĕr-ā'shŭn)
In spheric aberration, the distance between paraxial focus of central rays on the optic axis.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

lateral aberration

Deviation of a ray from the focus measured on a line perpendicular to the axis.
See also: aberration
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners